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‘World Turns’ Alum Cast as ‘All My Children’s’ New Marissa

Sarah Glendening (ex-Lucy, ATWT) cast as All My Children’s new Marissa.

AMC Casting News: Marissa Recast Announced

It took a few weeks but All My Children has found an actress to replace the departing Brittany Allen as Marissa Tasker Chandler. As the World Turns alum Sarah Glendening (ex-Lucy) will take over the contract role beginning Monday, December 20. Allen’s last airdate is December 17.

Last month it was reported that Allen and Adam Mayfield (Scott) were departing due to a decision to take the characters in a different direction. Less than a week after their exits were announced, it was confirmed that Daniel Cosgrove (ex-Chris, ATWT et al) would reprise his role of Scott, yet no decision had been made on a replacement for Allen.

In the November 15 issue of ABC Soaps In Depth, head writer David Kreizman reveals why the roles were recast. “We’d reached a point where…it was only going a certain way and we really wanted to reboot the foursome of Scott, Marissa, JR and Annie.” Kreizman also revealed that recast of Scott was not originally planned. For more on what’s to come on AMC (including more details on Jordi Vilaluso’s Griff) pick up the latest edition of ABC Soaps In Depth!

Glendening joined the cast of ATWT in 2008 as Lucy Montgomery and exited a year later. She would return twice more before the series finale. Soap Opera Digest revealed Glendening auditioned for the role of Madison last year, losing out to Stephanie Gatschet.

Glendening’s hiring marks ABC’s fourth high-profile casting of former As the World Turns cast members. Terri Colombino (ex-Katie) and Tom Degnan (ex-Adam) to OLTL and Cosgrove’s return to AMC.

AMC Casts Port Charles Alum

Port Charles alum Eddie Matos has been cast in the recurring role of Ricky Torres, a “minister who will lend support to one of Pine valley’s prominent residents.” Matos is best known for portraying Ricky Garza on ABC’s Port Charles. He also had a recurring role on General Hospital as Patrick’s friend Pete Marquez. He exited GH in 2007 when he landed a series regular role on CBS’ primetime series Cane. Matos also stars in national commercials for State Farm insurance.


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